Mathematics Advanced Study Semester
Thirteenth Annual
MASS Fest Conference
August 11-12, 2011
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates at Penn State (REU) announces the MASS FEST Conference for the Summer 2011. It will be a small informal conference for MASS and Summer REU program alumni. REU 2011 students will present final research project results. MASS and REU alumni are invited to share their research activities. There will also be guest mathematics lecturers. We hope you plan to attend so you may share both knowledge and MASS and REU memories.

Thursday, August 11
TimeSpeakerTitle
11:30-12:05     B. Reiser, H. Gorman Outer Billiards in the Hyperbolic Plane
12:40-1:10 E. Abrikosov Poncelet type theorems
Lunch
2:30-3:00A. Wang, C. Hess On periodic billiard trajectories in non-convex domains: a geometric approach.
3:10-4:10 J. Keneda, E. Berg, J. Moody,
C. Chen, X. Wang, S. Bloom
Steinhaus Sets in Euclidean Space and the Urysohn Universal Space
4:15-4:45 D. Gekhtman Flying beetles
Friday, August 12
TimeSpeakerTitle
10:00-10:30 Andrey Voinov How large a variation of geodesic's normal is possible?
10:35-11:05 X. Wang,A. Janke Areas of Countries and Benford's Law
11:10-11:40 C. Cannizzo, A. Leaf, N. Sakharova   Z2-actions by Symplectic Automorphisms of a Torus
11:45-12:15 A. Beemer, T. Morrison,
S. Smith, J. Zanazzi
Minimal Entropy of Z2 actions
Lunch
2:00-2:30 D. Laackman, L. Amen, E. Duriev A Dynamical System of the Fuchsian Group Associated to Surfaces of Genus at least 2
2:35-2:55 C. Chen Further Results on Partions with Early Conditions
3:00-3:20 A. Wang On the polyhedral origami.
3:20-3:40 C. Hess Crocheting curvature
3:45-4:15 W. Xu and J. Han A General Consideration of DNA Geometric Inequality
4:20-4:50 A. Erchenko and Y. Wang Around Livshitz Theorem